Uyuni Sunrise Tour
US$ 140 private trip
Enjoy the Uyuni Salt Flats Sunrise Tour and an unforgettable morning under the stars and the first rays of sun on this 4x4 private tour. Live this experience in Uyuni in the most comfortable and safe way possible.
You will be picked up at the door of your hotel and take you back at the end of the tour. In addition, a hot tea will be waiting for us during the tour so we can enjoy it in the heart of the Uyuni Salt Flats.
The most incredible sunrise in Bolivia is waiting for you and we will take you to see it.
Read on, and we will tell you how your morning in the Uyuni Salt Flats will be:
At your accommodation in Uyuni at 04:00 A.M.
At 07:00 A.M. to Uyuni downtown
Uyuni Salt Flats Sunrise Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Uyuni - Train Cemetery - Refinery - Incahuasi Island - Salt Hostel
04:00 am Pick-up in Uyuni
Don't forget to set your alarm, because today is an early start! The Uyuni Salt Flats Sunrise tour is waiting for us The guide will pick us up at our accommodation in Uyuni at 4:00 in the morning. Dress warmly and don't forget your camera.
Waterproof boots will be provided by the guide (during the rainy season from December to March). You will get into the 4x4 vehicle and head towards the Uyuni Salt Flats, the largest salt desert in the world.
Uyuni Salt Flats Sunrise
We will enter the more than 10,000 square kilometers that form the Uyuni Salt Flats and cross its famous Salt Eyes under the stars. Until we reach the most awaited moment: the sunrise in the Uyuni Salt Flats. The guide-driver will look for the perfect location so you can enjoy the exact moment when the sun begins to appear behind the horizon. What are you waiting for? Get your camera out!
Enjoying the scenery at sunrise
We will get off the 4x4 vehicle and with the help of the guide we will put on our wellington boots. Whether you travel to Uyuni in the rainy season (mid-December to mid-March) or not; stepping on the Uyuni Salt Flats in good waders will make you enjoy this experience in the most comfortable and safest way. And now, just relax and enjoy this unique sunrise. If you need it, do not hesitate and ask your guide how to take the best snapshots of the sunrise in the Uyuni Salt Flats. He knows them all, and will be happy to help you return home with the best pictures.
07:00 am Return to Uyuni
The morning in the Uyuni Salt Flats will come to an end, but not before tasting a good hot tea of the area. The driver-guide will prepare this delicious and hot drink right there so that we can enjoy it in front of a dreamlike view. After warming up, we will get back into the 4x4 that will take us back to Uyuni. And now, after enjoying this unforgettable Uyuni Salt Flats Sunrise Tour, what will be the next stop on your trip to Bolivia?
- Transportation in 4X4 (Toyota Land Cruiser or Nissan Patrol)
- Expert driver in the area
- Water boots
- Hot drinks
- Incahuasi Entry ticket
During the rainy season (from December to March approximately) the itinerary may be modified, since the salt flat is flooded and some areas such as Inca Huasi Island or some accommodations may not be accessible. The flooded areas change constantly, so depending on the situation at that time the driver will offer the best alternative to enjoy the tour.
Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 48 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.
When to book?
You can book up to 1 day before the tour departs. Places are limited and we recommend booking in advance.
What to bring to Uyuni Salt Flats Sunrise
- Warm clothing
- Comfortable shoes
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Personal hygiene articles and medication
- Medication against altitude sickness
Where does the Uyuni Salt Flats Sunrise Tour start?
If you are planning to arrive from La Paz you can fly directly to Uyuni. If you plan to travel to Uyuni by land you should take a bus. We recommend taking the night bus which departs from La Paz at 8 p.m. with the company Todo Turismo.
Upon arrival, you will have time for breakfast before starting the tour.
*If you arrive in Uyuni on the same day as the tour starts, we offer you a free transfer from the bus station or airport to Uyuni. If you arrive in Uyuni before the day the tour starts, your pickup point will be your accommodation in Uyuni.
Questions & Answers
During what times of the year can you see the Mirror Effect?
The Mirror Effect occurs during the rainy season, so it can be seen during the months of January, February and March.
How is the weather? Is it very cold?
You need to keep in mind that this tour is in a high altitude and isolated area, so during winter the weather is very cold. These are the seasons during the year. - From October to March temperatures are warm, so days are around 20ºC (68ºF) and nights are less than 5ºC (41 ºF). - From April to September temperatures are cold, so days are around 10ºC (50ºF) and nights are around -5ºC( 23ºF) It is highly recommended to wear winter clothes during June, July and August months due to these months are coldest.
How can I get from Uyuni to La Paz?
The best way to get to Uyuni from La Paz is by plane or bus. We recommend the night bus of the company Transomar, which arrives in Uyuni at 6:00 a.m.
What kind of transportation is used for the trips?
The shared tours are done in 4x4 cars with 7 seats, 4 seats for our travelers and one extra for the driver.
Is there a choice of having a vegetarian menu without gluten...?
Yes, you just need to leave a note while you are making your booking so the driver will cook a special menu for you. In case of strong allergies pay special attention and for vegetarian/vegan diets, we recommend to bring snacks or any other complement due to our food will not have a high level protein on it like tofu or tempeh.
Do I need to bring money on the tour?
Yes, due to the Incahuasi access, Eduardo Avaroa parc and hot springs are not included. Moreover, during the tour you may need to buy water or souvenir, so it is advisable to bring around 300 pesos bolivianos.
If I select the extra: English speaking guide , can the driver and the guide be the same person?
Yes, if you select the extra: English speaking guide, in some cases, your guide can also be the driver of the vehicle. Depending on the availability of the staff and the size of your group, selecting this extra, you will travel in the 4x4 vehicle accompanied by 1 guide + 1 driver or only one guide who will also be the driver.
In which hotels is pick-up not included?
The hotels Hotel Palacio de Sal, Hotel Luna Salada, Hotel Cristal Samaña and Hotel Sumaj Rijcharij do not include pick up. We offer two options, free pick up when the tour passes through the area (after visiting the train cemetery and Colchani) or the extra that includes pick up and transfer to Uyuni to start from the beginning with the whole group.
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How to book
- Pay 10 to 15 % in advance via PayPal.
- The total balance will be paid in cash upon pick-up.
Now please, start by filling the Booking Form below.